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Re: What are your favorite non stock mods?
Tony292 #1333624 Wed Nov 13 2019 04:49 PM
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Moparguy, how well does the T-5 work in your 3/4-ton truck?

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Re: What are your favorite non stock mods?
Tony292 #1333648 Wed Nov 13 2019 08:08 PM
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For my 53 3600, Radial tires (Ford 8 lug rims). 12 volt everything, 1 ton tie rod (modern ends and its a bolt on). 4:11 gears, reman springs, 235 ci motor with dual exhaust. 390 cfm Holley.
On my 46 half ton: factory sway bar, dropped I beam, modern tube shocks, radials, all new/rebuilt suspension. 261, T-5 trans, 60s rear end and open drive, 12 volt, vintage air, modern seat,

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Re: What are your favorite non stock mods?
Frank50 #1333712 Thu Nov 14 2019 03:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Frank50
Moparguy, how well does the T-5 work in your 3/4-ton truck?


Frank, it works Great. The frequently heard concern is a T5 isn't nearly as robust as the original SM420. And that's true, however few will work their truck as hard as GM engineered the 3600 and 3800 trucks to work. When these truck worked for a living they pulling loaded grain wagons, loads of logs, stock trailers or hauled loads that likely far exceeded their rated GVWR. I find my T5 with 4.03 1st and .72 5th to be very capable when doing the light to moderate work my truck does frequently. Hauling hay and fire wood are the most frequent work truck jobs.

Best is how it quietens the engine down by dropping revs. The T5 and 4.10s have made the old rig a comfortable 60 (plus) mph highway truck. Before in pure stock trim, 50 was the fast happy speed.

Lots of info here and on the interweb dealing with how-to info for the conversion.

RonR

Last edited by moparguy; Thu Nov 14 2019 03:20 AM.

1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
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Re: What are your favorite non stock mods?
Tony292 #1333870 Fri Nov 15 2019 02:26 PM
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Shell and removable carpet kit / bench seat in the back with a back truck cab window slider.

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Re: What are your favorite non stock mods?
Tony292 #1333884 Fri Nov 15 2019 04:34 PM
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Load'em up lets all go to the drive-in! nanner





Re: What are your favorite non stock mods?
Apache1 #1333889 Fri Nov 15 2019 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Apache1
Load'em up lets all go to the drive-in! nanner


That's exactly what we did with the kids!

Re: What are your favorite non stock mods?
Tony292 #1333890 Fri Nov 15 2019 04:40 PM
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That's cool. Nice ride.





Re: What are your favorite non stock mods?
Tony292 #1333899 Fri Nov 15 2019 05:56 PM
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Thanks RonR.

Very cool ride darthintel.


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Re: What are your favorite non stock mods?
Tony292 #1336955 Sun Dec 08 2019 07:32 PM
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My favorite non-stock mod will be the Olds 350 Rocket in my 1960 short fleetside.

Re: What are your favorite non stock mods?
Wally / Montana #1337256 Wed Dec 11 2019 01:23 AM
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[quote=Wally / Montana]It's gotta be this drip catcher.

Now that is nice. I need one for my 350 trans.


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